See the first time these children met the elderly pen pals they cheered up

Children at Upper Beeding Primary School met their elderly pen pals for the first time.

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 5:12 pm
The pupils shared their work with their pen pals

The pupils, from years five and six in Spain class, wrote letters to the elderly before Christmas to cheer them up.

The pupils met their pen pals at the Hub Cafe, spending the afternoon trading stories. Miss Julia Francis, Spain class teacher said: “It was a lovely afternoon filled with laughter.”

They shared work and mementos.
The pupils and elderly bonded over biscuits
The pupils met at the Hub Cafe
The afternoon was filled with laughter and chatter
Some of the elderly people gave the pupils small gifts to take home
The school said pupils were 'overjoyed' after meeting their new friends
The pupils will be sending Easter cards to their new friends
The elderly people have been invited to the school's Harvest and Christmas productions
The elderly people 'thoroughly enjoyed' receiving the letters